By Francis Maande, who was in Makurdi
Gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC in Benue state for 2023 general polls, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Iormem Alia expresses gratitude to the national leadership of the party led by Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, the leader of the party in the state, Sen. George Akume and the state executive committee of the party for organizing a credible gubernatorial rerun which saw him emerge victorious as the candidate of the party once more.
In a statement made available to our Correspondent Sunday evening from Makurdi, Alia equally appreciates all major stakeholders in the Alialization project, the rural populace and the media for their solidarity and sacrifices in placing Benue on the threshold of a new dawn.
The statement signed by the Director of Media in the Alia/Ode campaign organisation, Mr Tetsoo Kuka also said the candidate praised party members who trooped out and voted for him during last Thursday’s court ordered rerun gubernatorial primary elections in 11 LGAs of the state.
He said he was truly overwhelmed by the massive show of love and solidarity, saying he will not take such for granted.
“You have once more demonstrated clearly your readiness to go all hog to ensure Benue must be fixed, and the future of your children is thoroughly prepared.
“You spoke very loudly and confirmed once more your earlier stand that I must fly the flag of our party, the APC.
“The enthusiasm and determination you depicted at your various wards during the exercise obviously has sent a message deep inside the minds of those who want to stand on the way of an idea whose time has come.
“I am proud of you. You have, by that outing, assured me that the task must be accomplished. Benue must be redeemed and made great again”.
He said that he is further spurred, and his will power stiffened.
He assured that he is well-prepared and ready to lead the way for the liberation of the people of the state who have been traumatized with hunger, illnesses, and destitution orchestrated by bad leadership that has deliberately denied them access to their legitimate entitlements and basic needs of life.
Furthermore, he urges the electorates to dust their PVCs and get ready for the D-Day on 11th March 2023 to vote him to victory, promising that a vote for him will bring smiles on the faces of the masses of the state.